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26 Jan LBA January Luncheon 2016

Coral Gables - The Latin Builders Association hosted its first monthly luncheon of 2016 at the historic, The Biltmore Hotel. LBA President Alex Lastra, had the honors to introduced this month's guest speaker, Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. During the luncheon, Latin Builders Association awarded Member of...

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05 Jan Green Building Expedited Plan Review

(Miami-Dade County Dept. of RER) - To encourage energy-efficient and environmentally friendly construction, Miami-Dade County is offering a Green Building Expedited Plan Review program. Projects meeting the following criteria are eligible:  1. Limited to new construction of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Additions, alterations, repairs and the...

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President Alex Lastra & Mayor Luigi Boria

09 Dec LBA Holiday Cocktail 2015

Tis’ the Season! The Latin Builders Association kicked off the Holidays at The Atlantic Luxury Rental Apartments in the City of Doral this year for the 2015 Holiday Cocktail. The event consisted of networking and celebrating the up coming holidays with LBA President Alex Lastra, Mayor Luigi...

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02 Nov LBA Transportation Summit October Luncheon

The Latin Builders Association October luncheon was held right by the water at the beautiful Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne this year. Kicking off the luncheon was LBA Director, Melissa Tapanes-llahues, introducing this year’s guest speakers: Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. and Congressman Carlos Curbelo. During...

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14 Oct 2015 Member Cocktail and Networker

Latin Builders Association Directors and Members gathered in the heart of Coral Gables for a night of cocktails, appetizers, cigars, and raffles. The event unveiled this year’s LBA’s President and New President Elect. Also joining the event was Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who announced his run for...

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30 Sep Latin Builders Association 35th Annual Awards Luncheon

This year, the LBA held its Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Downtown Miami on September 25, 2015. Hosted by local journalist, Ellie Rodriguez, the big event brought State Officials to town, such as Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera. With over 500 guests...

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17 Sep LBA Supports WASD Capital Improvement Program

The LBA along with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce recently adopted resolutions in support of Miami-Dade and Sewer Department’s Capital Improvement Program. “We appreciate the Coral Gables Chamber and the LBA for recognizing the far reaching benefits of the CIP,” said WASD Director, Lester...

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08 Sep Katherine Amador: We are building a stronger LBA

The Latin Builders Association is among South Florida’s strongest business organizations, with over 650 member companies and growing. As Chair of the Membership Committee, I have the opportunity to work closely with our business development and membership services directors. ...

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29 May Airport and Port Director May Luncheon 2015

This year, the Latin Builders Association invited Miami-Dade Aviation Director, Emilio T. Gonzalez and Director of the Miami-Dade Water and PortMiami Director, Juan Kuryla. In 2014, the value of international freight moving through Miami International Airport was more than $61.5 Billion, topping all other airports in...

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